Brrrr – it’s cold here in the UK at the moment – the thermometer this morning when I got up read -5 degrees Celsius. And for anyone like me that’s training for an event in the New Year or Spring that means that we’re out running in this freezing weather.
I have good winter running gear so most of my body is covered and protected but as I’ve not yet found a good running balaclava (and nor would I want to) my face is exposed to the full force of the freezing weather.
Last year when I was training for the London Marathon my skin ended up feeling dry and irritated. My cheeks in particular suffered and my regular moisturiser didn’t really help – it wasn’t substantial enough. My skin is quite sensitive so I have to be careful with what I put on it. Creams that are too heavy can easily lead to greasiness and outbreaks of spots which I don’t want either!
So, I’m really pleased to have recently come across a new sports specific moisturiser which is really helping to keep my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I’ve never come across a moisturiser made specifically for sports before so when Brodie Skin Care offered me the opportunity to try out their Recovery Phase Rehydration Cream I was intrigued.
On their website BSc say that “Recovery Phase Rehydration Cream was designed to repair the damage caused by anything the weather, the atmosphere and your body’s natural detox process can throw at your skin during sports and exercise.
Its pH balanced, ultra-moisturising, non-greasy formula sinks into skin rapidly to deliver intense hydration with nourishing Shea butter, Rosehip, Avocado and Olivem. We’ve packed in powerful levels of antioxidants and vitamins to tackle free radical damage and promote skin cell renewal. For an immediate soothing and calming effect, we’ve added skin saviours in the form of Aloe Vera and Cucumber extracts”
I’ve been using it for the past week or so and I have to say I’m really impressed. It’s not too greasy and it sinks into the skin easily and a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it after running or a warm yoga class and also at night. My skin is feeling smooth, not at all greasy and best of all not dry or irritated by the weather.
I’m not usually one to post about skin care products but given that this is sports specific, something I’ve not come across before, and that I really like it I thought I’d share it with you!
I’m not a swimmer but BSc also make a Recovery Phase Swim Rehydration Cream which is designed to deal with the effects of chlorine.
Both creams are available via the Brodie Skin Care website and with the Recovery Phase starting at £9.95 and the Recovery Phase Swim starting at £8.95 neither is going to break the bank.
If you’re interested in trying it out keep your eyes peeled on the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar over the next few days as there’s a special offer from BSc coming up!